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Ulva - An Island for the People

Ulva is an island near Mull. Today just five people live on the island, but there are plans to reverse the decline and bring life and livelihoods back. Helen Mark finds out more.

Ulva is an island just off the coast of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. It was once home to up to 800 people but after the 'clearances' of the 19th Century it gradually declined to just 5 inhabitants today. Helen Mark visits Ulva one year after a community and government buyout was completed to find out about the plans to rebuild the abandoned houses and make this place a thriving community once more.

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25 minutes